Laser Cutting: Tips to a Successful DIY Metal Cutting Project

Laser cutting machines have brought about efficiency and precision in the metal fabrication industry as compared to the days when mechanical cutting was the only available option. The machines can cut into materials of different strength and thickness without burr or dust formation; the high speed and automation that characterise this technology have increased production rates, reduced downtime, and led to the manufacture of high-quality products. Whether you are buying or renting a laser cutting machine for your project, there are a few tips that can guide you into making the right choice for the best outcome of your metal cutting project. Read More 

How Induction Bending Prevents Product Contamination

Some owners of food processing industries may be concerned that the way metal pipes are bent may introduce contaminants that may compromise the quality of their processed food, such as milk. This article discusses how induction bending limits the chance that the fabricated pipes will contaminate the products that you make. Absence of Fill Materials One way through which induction bending is a good way to make pipes for applications that are sensitive, such as the food processing industry, is the noticeable absence of fill materials during the bending process. Read More 

Buying Pre-Insulated Pipes Vs. Seeking Aftermarket Insulation

Pre-insulated pipes are a modern innovation used where heating, cooling, and industrial applications are concerned. Your pipes come already assembled in a polyurethane foam layer and a protective covering. If you are planning to install piping and insulation will be required, you can either purchase such pipes or seek aftermarket insulation. Below, check out how these two options compare in regards to cost, practicability, and more. Installation time Most installations are pegged on a timeline, so time is a crucial factor. Read More 

How Roughness Affects Your Pipes’ Efficiency

Roughness in a commercial pipe can be categorized in two ways: absolute roughness and relative roughness. The roughness can be calculated by dividing its roughness by the internal diameter. The number obtained from doing this is used to calculate the pipe friction factor as will be discussed below. Being able to calculate the roughness of a pipe will help you know the ability for fluids to flow smoothly through the pipe. Read More 

Online Entreprenuers and Bloggers: Five Things You Need to Have Printed for Your First Trade Show

Face-to-face marketing and networking can be critical, even in cases where your business is totally online, and trade shows and consumer expos can play a large role in helping you make face-to-face connections. However, at a show, you need a range of printed materials so you can spread the word about your online company. Here's what you need for your first show as well as any subsequent shows you do: Read More